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Blog Posts: April 2013
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Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 4:07pm
Springer built steel canal boats from the late 1960's until the early 1990's. They were one of the most prolific builders of narrow boats  and there are still many Springer built boats on the Inland Waterways today.  The majority of the boats that were built were between forty and fifty feet in length.  Springer were based in Market Harborough and the company changed ownership several times before folding in approximately 1992.Springer narrowboat hulls were pro....
Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 3:14pm
Narrow boat Cash Deals at the Crick Boat showIf you see a narrow boat that you want to buy at the Crick boat show and you need to release the capital in your boat quickly to take advantage of a show offer or just to secure the deal, then you need to know that we are the ONLY narrow boat broker that can guarantee you a cash deal on your boat within 24 hours! That’s cash in your bank the next day guaranteed. You don’t need to be buying a boat from us, we are happy to look at any n....
Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 2:49pm
Selling your canal boat through a professional marinaSo what makes Whilton Marina so special?We have been trialing a brand new concept for our vendors over the past 12 months and we are proud to that our online sales tracking process has been a huge success. We are the only narrow boat broker that is able to give our vendors a login area to track the marketing and sales process of your canal boat.The seller is able to login into a password protected area of our website where only ....
Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 3:31pm
Looking for narrow boats at the Crick boat show make sure you visit us!We sell a lot of canal boats during the week of the Crick boat show it’s one of our busiest times. Each year we plan ready for the show and this year is no different, we will have a large number of narrow boats ready for sale. The Crick Boat show attracts a lot of visitors over the Bank Holiday and we realise that many people wait until the show before making a purchase.When dealing with Whilton mari....
Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 11:28am
The selection of narrowboats for sale at our marina is always very good whatever time of  year it is.  But It's now April and Spring has finally arrived.  This is the time of year that we always get even busier with lots of new narrowboats arriving on brokerage.  During the last couple of weeks we have been very busy and have had a very good selection of used canal boats arrive at Whilton Marina for sale on brokerage, these boats are listed below with a br....
Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 2:56pm
Let us help you find your dream narrow boat at The Crick Boat ShowThe Crick Boat Show is a great place to buy and sell your narrow boats so come and talk to Whilton marina. We have been buying and selling since 1971 and our sales team has years of experience we can share with you. What make us so different?We have an excellent selling and buying process and through years of trading down at Whilton Locks we feel we have the best narrow boat brokerage system in the UK.Our boats are priced to sell ....
Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 12:24pm
The purpose of a Boat Safety Certificate (BSC)  is to minimise the risk of accidents happening on a narrowboat.  The scheme is initiated by The Canal and River Trust (formerely British Waterways) and the Environment Agency.Every boat on the Inland Waterways must be complaint with Boat Safety and have a current BSC, which is the equivalent of a boat MOT.  Each certificate has a unique serial number which is required to licence and insure the boat.....
Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 9:15am
The Crick Boat Show is around the corner visit Whilton Marina for all your narrow boat needsWhilton Marina has the biggest selection of Narrow boats in the UKWhen visiting the Crick Boat Show this year make sure you stop by the highly talked about Whilton marina stand, which caused quite a stir among the visitors and exhibitors last year. Whilton have been attending the Crick Boat show since it started 14 years ago and with each year we bring something new and exciting with us. The Crick Boat Sh....
Fri Apr 5, 2013 at 12:24pm
Come to Venetian Marina's Open Day 14 April 2013Our sister company Venetian Marina are holding an open day on Sunday April 14th 2013 starting at 10 am until 4 pm to launch their new facilities and improvements.  Everyone is welcome to come along, it will be a chance to see how all the refurbishments are progressing.  The sales office has moved into its newly created offices. The new chandlery has opened under the management of Phil and Maxine Roberts ....
Tue Apr 2, 2013 at 8:13pm
About Colecraft BoatsBecause we have quite a large selection of used Colecraft narrowboats for sale at Whilton Marina at the moment I thought it appropriate to write a short blog about them. Colecraft are regarded as one of the best builders of quality steel inland waterway craft in the UK.  Colecraft are a family company who have been established for about 35 years and they are located only about 18 miles away from Whilton Marina in the village of Long Itchington near Southam in Warwi....